The Lifeline News Brief: August 8 – 14

What We’ve Been Reading This Week: The Latest In Clean Cooking And Renewable Energy Innovation, Clean Water And Sanitation, Sustainable Development And Much More. 

Coronavirus and schools: Access to handwashing facilities key for safe reopening
A new report published by the WHO and UNICEF says that nearly 820 million children worldwide do not have basic handwashing facilities at school, putting them at increased risk of COVID-19 and other transmittable diseases.
Read more via the UN.

How COVID-19 has affected Women in Uganda
Since COVID-19 prevention measures were put in place in Uganda many sectors have been affected including domestic violence, reproductive health services, child mortality, and the loss of income.
Read more via New Vision.

Uganda’s COVID-19 water sector response – a threat to sustainability or an opportunity?
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, two district local governments asked Everflow to service all the wells that needed repairs across the two districts. Igor Markov, Director of Business Development at Lifeline, based in Kampala, reflects on his visit to two communities and the risk and opportunity this support has highlighted.
Read more via The Stone Family Foundation.

Dokolo District (Uganda) Gets Safe Water Boost Despite COVID-19 Lockdown
Dokolo district authorities engaged with local mechanics with local knowledge to ensure access to safe water at 62 sources.
Read more via The Independent.

Uganda reports 21 new COVID-19 cases as death toll rises to 11
Uganda reported 21 new confirmed coronavirus cases following testing of samples carried out on Wednesday which pushed its nationwide total to 1,353 cases.
Read more via CGTN. 

Clean energy lobby seeks bailout on reduced sales
An umbrella body that brings together operators in the clean cooking sector is seeking a government bailout to cushion it from reduced sales in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more via Business Daily Africa.